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Call for papers: Systems Medicine

Guest Editor: Dimiter Dimitrov MD, PhD

BMC Systems Biology invites you to submit to our new thematic series: Systems Medicine.

The thematic series on ‘Systems Medicine’ will review and feature applied translational research from biological mechanisms via the use of methods ranging from omics-based science, systems biology, bioinformatics and network theory to clinical practice, digital and mobile health. ​​

Futuristic tablet computerIn this respect, this thematic series on ‘Systems Medicine’ is closely related to personalized, stratified or precision medicine in that it is the approach that involves the tailoring of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, based on individual patient characteristics. 

The series will promote a set of translational practices intended to apply medical informatics tools – such as electronic decision support and patient-collected data – to improve patient care, usually with the secondary aim of making this data accessible for research and for the practical utilization of the patients. We will share a strong focus on the use of information (ICT) technologies and big data for the purposes of medical science or clinical care. Guest Editor Dimiter Dimitrov talks more about the ideas behind the series here.

We are seeking submissions of original research articles (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), but also methodology, software and database articles. This collection in BMC Systems Biology will also include invited reviews.

We would welcome direct submission of any original research you would like to be considered. Please submit directly to BMC Systems Biology stating in your cover letter that you are targeting the 'Systems Medicine' collection. Alternatively you can email your pre-submission queries to

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 15th June 2018